Connecticut based Precision Sensors, Inc. (PSI) has emerged as a best-in-class supplier for the semiconductor and aerospace industries.
This video is an example of the Rollon automated storage application.
This video is an example of the Rollon generator application.
This video is an example of the Rollon automated fresh food storage application.
This video is an example of the Rollon generator slideout airport FBO and GSE application.
This video is an example of the Rollon microscope rail application.
This video is an example of the Rollon operating table base application.
This video is an example of the Rollon test tube filling application example.
This video is an example of the Rollon transfer application example.
This video is an example of the Rollon waterjet cutting application example.
This video is an example of the Rollon xray application.
Emerson's Jan Grasedieck explains in this video how manufacturers can use IIoT solutions and analytics software to gain actionable insights to improve productivity and Overall Equipment Effectiveness.
In this video, IIoT experts explain the types of actionable insights Emerson can give you during one of their Digital Transformation workshops, providing guidance and potential outcomes to benefit your business.
In this video, Emerson's expert from their Fluid Control & Pneumatics Mobile Event explains how IIoT solutions enable customers to do predictive maintenance and improve throughput and energy efficiency.
In this Bringing the Bits Together video, Emerson's Amit Patel and Jason Maderic discuss how the TopWorx predictive valve maintenance solutions help customers navigate the world of Digital Transformation to improve areas around production, energy, emissions, reliability, and safety.
With the Industrial Internet of Things and digitization, opportunities to improve business performance are almost endless.
Dorner's precision edge roller pallet and tray handling conveyors provide efficient, non-contact zoning for small & light-load assembly automation applications. They feature a clean, open roller design and are ISO Class 4 approved for cleanrooms.
Dorner 2200 Series Precision Move Pallet Systems are modular, dual belt pallet systems for automation assembly.
Dorner FlexMove conveyors are available as completed conveyor systems for fast and simple, installation, or as parts for flexibility in design.
Dorner Flexmove Conveyors are ideal for part handling, tight spaces, buffering, accumulation and elevation changes. They're perfect for processing, packaging, assembly automation, medical, life sciences and more!
Dorner Lift gate conveyors are a popular solution for creating safe and fast walk-through access to maximize usable space. Take a look at this video to see some of Dorner's lift gate conveyors in action.
Dorner Manufacturing presents DTools, the industry's leading tool for complete conveyor design.
Dorner 2200 Series low profile, high performance fabric and modular belt conveyors feature a high speed nose bar transfer option, a durable single piece frame design, universal T-slots, and a wide range of belting and guiding options.
Dorner's precision edge roller pallet and tray handling conveyors provide efficient, non-contact zoning for medium & heavy load assembly automation applications.
This 7-axis articulated robot demonstration exclusively utilizes the AZ Series family of motors and actuators and driven by Oriental Motor's new AZ Mini driver.
Support Arm Systems can adapt machines to different angles and accommodate height variations of an operator, insuring efficient and productive performance. All system components for rotating, tilting, swiveling, raising and lowering are combined to provide flexibility.
The Valin Dual Ported Exhaust kit works with any manifold that includes the AVENTICS™ AV03 valves.
This short video is going to show how to change the IP address of the network card on your PC.
What a servo system is, why it is needed and the variations of their configurations.
We work through a basic actuator sizing example with basic requirements to show what the process is like.
When a stepper motor makes a move from one step to the next, the rotor doesn't immediately stop. the rotor actually passes the final position, is drawn back, passes the final in the opposite direction and continues to move back and forth until it finally comes to a rest. We call this "ringing" and it occurs every single step the motor takes.
The AlphaStep AZ Series stepper motors offers high efficiency, low vibration and incorporates our newly developed Mechanical Absolute Encoder for absolute-type positioning without battery back-up or external sensors to buy.
Flat type stepper motors are light weight and reduce footprint for applications where space is limited, such as an index table. Both round-shaft and geared versions are available.
Equipped with Oriental Motor's compact reflective encoder technology, these stepper motors can provide feedback for motor position, speed, and direction for high accuracy closed loop operation. See how they can help in a diverting conveyor application.
The electromagnetic brake is located in the back and operates separately from the motor.
High resolution type stepper motors double the full step resolution of standard motors and provides smoother rotation as well as better stop accuracy. See how they can help in a dispensing and an imaging application.
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This short video is going to show how to use Intelligent Actuator’s “speed control-holding incremental load” motion mode on the IAI servo press product.
Looking for an electric actuator with a specific stroke length? We discuss the feasibility of producing custom stroke lengths using various technologies.
There are two main applications when it comes to tank heating- maintaining temperature or increasing temperature. Temperature maintenance, is typically accomplished via external means like heat trace or with insulating blankets wrapped around the tank.
This video has a collection of tips for using the robot and the TMFlow programming software.
Fusing the Power of Hydraulics with the Precision of Servo Control SMART Hydraulics Actuators (SHA) for the Metal forming industry.
The PLx is a handheld device used for safety professionals to help validate the safety equipment on industrial machinery.
Valin’s Bruce Ng continues the conversation on what happens to the lifespan of an actuator when important moment-loading information is omitted in Episode 25.
We've talked about loading and moment loading and what we need to know in order to size and select an actuator properly. Interestingly enough, what we do as Application Engineers is to help you fill in all the gaps, all the what-you-don’t-knows. So, I've asked one of our Senior Application Engineers, Kent Martins, to go through a sizing and show you what he does.
Recent events with the COVID-19 Virus has placed a spotlight on disinfecting and cleaning our personal areas and our work areas more frequently with reliable solutions. Actril™ is a ready to use cold sterilant, hydrogen peroxide based disinfectant solution.
What happens if you use the incorrect terminology? What if you say “accuracy” but need “repeatability”? We interview Ray Marquiss in Episode 23 to find out.
How do you mitigate your risks when sizing, selecting and designing mechanics? How do you decide whether to make or buy your mechanics? Here are some considerations.
You may be at the point of looking at adding feedback to your mechanics in order to make them more precise or to capture some of the errors I discussed last episode in Episode 20. But, you may also be wondering about some of the problems that can cause.
Concerned about COVID-19 Coronavirus? Cantel recently had a third-party laboratory verify the efficacy of its Actril™ and Minncare™ Cold Sterilant on hard, non-porous surfaces. The test demonstrated a complete inactivation of the 229E human coronavirus strain in 5 minutes at room temperature when used according to label instructions.
I have a question for you: Do you embrace linear encoders? Or do you avoid them whenever possible? Or are you wondering what a linear encoder even is? After all this sizing and selecting of mechanics, and even designing your own mechanics, you might be considering putting a feedback device on there and whether you should or not.
LOSTPED is an acronym where LOSTPED stands for Load, Orientation, Speed, Travel, Precision, Environment and Duty Cycle. But, what does it REALLY mean?
In this video you will see just a few of Valin’s custom engineered solutions. A complete list of solutions includes integrated automation, electrical subassemblies, motion control subassemblies, robotic solutions, custom gantry systems, custom server solutions, control panels, valve assemblies, nitrogen generators, filtration systems, and custom heating solutions.
Are you implementing automation at your company? Do you need technical education and expert advice to make major business decisions? Whether you're an engineer working in aerospace, a C-suite executive in manufacturing, or any other type of professional looking for solutions to streamline operations, the Automation Technology Expo (ATX) West will give you the education and connections needed to make the right choices for your projects or business.
A common topic when putting together a motion control system and a gantry is whether to use end-of-travel limit switches, home sensors or absolute encoders. This really depends upon the application. So, let's talk about the pros and cons.
When we size, select, and design gantry systems such as this one, we must make sure that we take into account the whole framing that this is going to be mounted on.
You cannot just start on the mechanics, pick the motors, pick the drives, pick the controls, pick the HMI. First you must understand everything all together. Since we're talking about mechanics, there's a few things we need to kind of jump on right off the bat. To figure out the holistic approach, there's a lot more to it.
One of the things that can really trip people up with sizing and selecting a gantry system is whether they need one or two motors for the X and X-prime. In this video we will shed some light on this topic.
A very important factor to keep in mind when sizing your gantry system is the cable management and cable lengths you'll need. If you think about it, we're going to need cables to span throughout every axis of motion.
Back in Episode 6, I explained to you the different types of linear mechanics. This included ballscrews, belt & pulleys, linear motors and even rack & pinion. I get the question all the time: which linear mechanics do I use?
After taking a break from mechanics for a few episodes, we're returning to the idea of a gantry. But, you may wonder what a gantry looks like. For an explanation of that, we're going to turn to Valin’s own Michael Reynaud with a special animation by Valin’s Cassidy in order to show you what a gantry looks like.
I am continuing my conversation with you about EMC installation. We talked about electrical noise, where it comes from and how we control it. We talked about the reasons for Mains filters. Now I'm going to talk a little bit about how to select Mains filters and unfortunately, it's a real black art.
In this video, we'll show you how to set up and get motion from IAI's Elecylinder.
A new way of thinking about nitrogen. A new source of sustainability. Advanced on-site generator producing nitrogen gas from compressed air to produce all the nitrogen you need.
Continuing on talking about electrical noise, I often times have suggested mains filters to customers and they say, “Well I'm not shipping my system to Europe so I don't need it.” But there are very good reasons for putting a mains filter on your system even when you're not shipping it to Europe. Let's take a look at this.
Today we're taking a break from all the mechanical topics we've been talking about and let's talk about an electrical one: electrical noise.
What is specmanship? Why do we care? Well, in case you haven’t noticed, the catalog specs are not always straight forward as they appear. Let's look at a couple examples.
The AlphaStep AZD-K Stepper Motor Drivers offer 24/48 VDC input voltage, high functionality and closed loop control.
Oriental Motor's AlphaStep closed loop control systems perform accurate positioning operations with ease.
We're continuing to talk about terminology and this time we're talking about rotary mechanics. I’m Corey Foster of Valin Corporation. Let's talk about this.
You may be wondering what the main components are that you need to make a motion control system. What are the minimum number of components you need?
Before we dive into the meat of the matter of sizing and selecting mechanics, there are some basic concepts we need to understand: namely the force, torque, moment, inertia, and axes of motion.
As we dive further into sizing and selecting mechanics, there are a couple of terms that are extremely important in understanding the requirements of an application.
We're continuing on with talking about some of the basic terminology and things you need to know in order to be able to size your own mechanics and gantry. We cover motion requirements and a summary at the end of the last several episodes.
We've been talking about a lot of different basic terminology. Now we're going to talk about just some basic types of linear mechanics.
This overview will help you to understand the differences between industrial automation manufacturers, representatives, distributors and integrators…and who you want to reach out to for help.
Parker Velcon salutes the Joint Inspection Group (JIG) and their members for their commitment to Aviation Fueling Safety!
Wzzard Mesh Gen 2 models have the ability to monitor temperature, humidity and vibration, and can accommodate virtually any industry-standard external sensors.
STOBER, a recognized leader in reliable engineering and uncompromised support. Their gearboxes for motion control and power transmission applications are built on German engineering and are specified, assembled, painted and shipped right here in Kentucky. But the true mark of reliability is proven over time.
High Speed Adept Quattro Robots Used in chocolate manufacturing at a production facility in Japan. This video demonstrates the unmatched speed of the Adept Quattro robot and technical achievements in robot system performance.
As part of Valin’s mission to provide unparalleled customer service and offer complete turn-key solutions to its customers, Valin offers its Aviation Fueling Nozzle Rebuild Program for its customers in the Aviation industry. Turnaround times for airports to have their fueling nozzles rebuilt or replaced are generally very long.
In this video Rich Wilbur demonstrates how you can use tubing that you can measure, mark, layout, and bend. Check it out!
This video takes you step by step from deburring a piece of tubing, marking the tubing, making up the fitting, and pressurizing the fitting to show that it only takes one and a quarter turn to properly seal a fitting from leaks.
Inventek Engineering presents The Fully Automatic Flexible Bottling System.
A lesson for me is that I need to involve you earlier in the program.
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